Christopher Betts

Christopher Betts

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Contact  |  View Bio  |  RSS

Latest Publications

Share:

"Hong Kong Regulatory Update - June 2016"

This Hong Kong regulatory update provides a brief overview of the principal Hong Kong regulatory developments in the preceding three months relevant to companies listed or proposed to be listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong...more

6/30/2016 - Corporate Governance HKEx Hong Kong Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (HKSFC) Hong Kong Stock Exchange Listing Rules Regulatory Agenda Reverse Takeovers Shell Corporations

"Hong Kong Takeovers Panel Invalidates Whitewash Waiver Granted to Alibaba"

The recent decision of the Hong Kong Takeovers and Mergers Panel (the Panel) in relation to Alibaba Health Information Technology Limited (formerly CITIC 21CN Company Limited (21CN)) has reemphasized the fundamental...more

5/24/2016 - Acquisitions Hong Kong Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (HKSFC) Hong Kong Stock Exchange Majority Shareholders Mergers Offers Shareholder Rights Takeovers Waivers

Hong Kong Regulatory Update - March 2015

This Hong Kong regulatory update provides a brief overview of the principal Hong Kong regulatory developments in the preceding three months relevant to companies listed or proposed to be listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong...more

3/16/2016 - Annual Reports Enforcement Actions HKEx Hong Kong Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (HKSFC) Initial Public Offerings Insider Trading Self-Dealing Shareholders Takeovers

"Hong Kong Stock Exchange Opens Doors to Russia-Incorporated Issuers"

On January 15, 2016, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (HKEx) published its Country Guide on Russia and placed Russia on its list of “acceptable jurisdictions,” formally signifying that Hong Kong’s sole regulated stock...more

1/23/2016 - Audits Bank of Russia Board of Directors Corporate Issuers Foreign Investment Hong Kong Hong Kong Stock Exchange Memorandum of Understanding Remuneration Russia Shareholder Rights

Hong Kong Regulatory Update - December 2015

This Hong Kong regulatory update provides a brief overview of the principal Hong Kong regulatory developments in the preceding three months relevant to companies listed or proposed to be listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong...more

12/21/2015 - Corporate Issuers Debt Securities Financial Statements HKEx Hong Kong Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (HKSFC) Listing Rules Publicly-Traded Companies Reverse Takeovers Subsidiaries

Hong Kong Regulatory Update

This Hong Kong regulatory update is intended to provide a brief overview of the principal Hong Kong regulatory developments in the preceding three months relevant to companies listed or proposed to be listed on The Stock...more

9/25/2015 - Corporate Governance Corporate Social Responsibility Enforcement Actions Financial Reporting HKEx Hong Kong Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (HKSFC) Hong Kong Stock Exchange Listing Rules Publicly-Traded Companies Subsidiaries VIE Structures

"Mutual Fund Recognition Scheme Further Opens China’s Financial Markets"

The liberalization of China’s financial markets continues at a rapid pace. For April and May 2015, the combined average daily value of trade on China's stock exchanges1 was around US$150 billion, compared to around US$40...more

6/25/2015 - China Financial Markets Hong Kong Stock Exchange Mutual Funds Shanghai Stock Exchange

"HKEx Will Proceed With Formal Consultation on Weighted Voting Rights"

On 19 June 2015, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (HKEx) published conclusions to its concept paper on weighted voting rights (Concept Paper), announcing that it will proceed with conducting a formal consultation...more

6/25/2015 - Consultation Corporate Governance Hong Kong Hong Kong Stock Exchange Voting Rights

Hong Kong Regulatory Update - June 2015

This Hong Kong regulatory update is intended to provide a brief overview of the principal Hong Kong regulatory developments in the preceding three months relevant to companies listed or proposed to be listed on The Stock...more

6/17/2015 - China CSRC Directors Disclosure Disclosure Requirements Disqualification Enforcement Actions HKEx Hong Kong Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (HKSFC) Hong Kong Stock Exchange Insider Trading Internal Controls Mutual Recognition Agreement New Legislation Regulation Regulatory Agencies Regulatory Agenda Shareholders Takeover Code

Hong Kong Regulatory Update - March 2015

This Hong Kong regulatory update is intended to provide a brief overview of the principal Hong Kong regulatory developments in the preceding three months relevant to companies listed or proposed to be listed on The Stock...more

3/16/2015 - Disclosure Requirements Enforcement Actions HKEx Hong Kong Hong Kong Stock Exchange Internal Controls IPO Regulatory Agenda Risk Management Shareholders

"Russian Issuers Edge Closer to Hong Kong Listing Eligibility"

On February 16, 2015, the Central Bank of Russia (CBR) signed the Multilateral Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Consultation and Cooperation and the Exchange of Information developed by the International Organization of...more

3/4/2015 - Hong Kong IOSCO Memorandum of Understanding Russia

"China's MOFCOM Aims to Fundamentally Change the Legal Landscape on Foreign Investments"

In January 2015, China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) released a discussion draft of the proposed Foreign Investment Law (Discussion Draft), soliciting comments from the public. The Discussion Draft is aimed to, upon its...more

2/13/2015 - China Data Protection Foreign Investment MOFCOM

"Shanghai-HK Connect Opens Possibilities for Companies Looking to Tap Chinese Investor Demand"

November 17, 2014, marked the first day of trading under the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect, a mutual market access platform that effectively opens the Hong Kong market to mainland Chinese investors. The Shanghai-HK Connect...more

1/28/2015 - China Foreign Investment Hong Kong Hong Kong Stock Exchange Shanghai Stock Exchange Stock Exchange

Hong Kong Regulatory Update - December 2014

This Hong Kong regulatory update is intended to provide a brief overview of the principal Hong Kong regulatory developments in the preceding three months relevant to companies listed or proposed to be listed on The Stock...more

12/16/2014 - Acquisitions Disclosure Requirements Enforcement Enforcement Actions HKEx Hong Kong SFC

"Hong Kong v. New York: The Competition for Chinese Tech IPOs"

In September 2014, Alibaba completed the largest IPO in history, raising US$25 billion in its New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) offering. In the buildup to the high-profile offering, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited...more

10/2/2014 - Alibaba China Hong Kong IPO Popular Startups Technology

"Hong Kong Regulatory Update"

This Hong Kong regulatory update is intended to provide a brief overview of the principal Hong Kong regulatory developments in the preceding three months relevant to companies listed or proposed to be listed on The Stock...more

9/15/2014 - Enforcement Actions Hong Kong Hong Kong Stock Exchange Securities

Impact of the New Hong Kong Companies Ordinance on Charitable Institutions

The new Hong Kong Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622) (New CO) came into effect on March 3, 2014. The impact of this new law on registered charitable institutions incorporated as Hong Kong companies limited by guarantee (CLGs) is...more

6/20/2014 - Charitable Organizations Corporate Governance Corporate Officers Directors Hong Kong

Assessing the Impact of the New Hong Kong Companies Ordinance on Charitable Institutions

The new Hong Kong Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622) (New CO) came into effect on March 3, 2014, with the aim to enhance corporate governance, ensure better regulation, facilitate business and modernize the law. As the New CO...more

6/19/2014

"Hong Kong Stock Exchange and SFC Release New Joint Policy Statement on Listing of Overseas Companies in Hong Kong"

Introduction - In March 2007, The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the HKEx) and the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong (the SFC) issued a joint policy statement on the listing of overseas companies in...more

10/17/2013 - Foreign Exchanges Hong Kong IOSCO SFC Stocks

Outline of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange Rule Changes to Complement New Sponsor Regulations

On July 23, 2013, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the Exchange) published amendments to the rules governing the listing of securities on the exchange (the Listing Rules) and issued additional guidance to complement...more

7/25/2013 - China Hong Kong Listing Standards New Regulations SEHK SFC

20 Results
|
View per page
Page: of 1

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:

Sign up to create your digest using LinkedIn*

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.

Already signed up? Log in here

*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.
×